I can only whine about the weather so much and then, well you just gotta suck it up and deal with it. 😉
Today around the house, I swear that it is 10 degrees colder than everywhere else and it is a wind tunnel that makes those temps even colder, so on Bennie’s long walk this morning Mary and I decided to take our workouts inside – again.
I headed to Planet Fitness in Waterville, but when I got there the wind didn’t seem nearly as strong and the temps felt a bit more hospitable, plus when I went inside and looked at the treadmills, I just couldn’t do again.
Six straight days of treadmillin is about all I can take.
I always try to carry enough outdoor gear to run outside if the urge hits me, unexpectedly and luckily everything was there. So I headed out the door and planned on 5-6 miles.
The run itself was nothing spectacular, I maintained a pretty steady pace and kept things going according to effort, not pace. Which is probably better than attempting to hit a particular pace all the time.
However, I am a little disappointed with my Skechers GORun Ride 7’s, after only 142 miles, my left heel has already worn through to the heel counter and on the right foot the outside ankle well has worn through to the foam. I have been noticing the wear for about a week.
Although from past experience it was going to be a question of when, not if that hole in the heel counter was going to start bothering, just by the way the edges of the wear spot in the heel were starting to feel.
Today was when.
The left heel started to bother a little after 4.0 miles. It was That feeling you get when a blister is getting ready to start forming, that little bit of itchiness, not quite sore, but you know there is an irritation going on.
Before that I had been feeling really good and seriously thought about going over around Colby or up Lincoln to Washington to do something a bit longer, since I didn’t get my long run in this week. However, once that little irritation started, I know where it usually leads – big blister. Today there was no reason to abuse the feet, so I just headed straight in and finished before the feeling turned into something more.
I know it was the right thing to do, but it sucks when you are feeling good and the gear doesn’t hold up its end of the bargain.
This does really suck too, because I love the fit/feel of the GRR7’s and how they have let me run longer than I have in a while. Oh well back to the drawing board. I had a feeling that this was going to happen, but I thought/hoped that I would have a few more weeks before something like this happened.
I ordered a pair of Skechers Forza 3’s for a great price yesterday, because I had a feeling that by the end of the month, the GRR7’s would be toast. Now I am really glad that I ordered them and they should be here tomorrow.
So that sucks. Getting around 150 miles out of a pair of running shoes ain’t that good, although I did have a pretty nice run today.